Richard Bell is a quirky writer with butterfly wit. He flits from humorous flower to humorous flower with the reader running after trying to catch him in a butterfly net. This is a book for quick dips into the warped mind of Mr. Bell. By reading s story or two, wandering off and thinking about the strangeness, then coming back for another sample, you'll find although that "things seemed good until things fell apart" for people in the stories, but things ARE good for the readers. All-in-all a fun book in a sporadic way.